I told you to sit still, old man.
Opening night would’ve been a complete success if it hadn’t been derailed off the bat, by the depressing sight of frail and enfeebled Muhammad Ali appearance for the first pitch. The Champ shook violently throughout the ceremony, and the stunned crowd could barely bring themselves to cheer.
Jeffrey Loria has shown himself to be a ruthless profiteer many times over, but the selection of Ali was poorly thought out, at best, and totally shameless at worst. Of course it take’s two to tango. Ali’s people could’ve easily said ‘no’ to the request. It makes you wonder who’s calling the shots in his camp.
Either way, it was an upsetting way to restart baseball, as well as the Marlins franchise.
I wish Albert could've been here to see this.
Baseball finally arrived last night (games @6am on the other side of the planet don’t count) in the form of Marlins/Cards.
The Cards got out early on Josh Johnson, with two in the first, and Kyle Lohse was his usual, boring, effective self on the mound, holding the Fish hitless into the seventh. Prized off-season acquisition, Jose Reyes had the honor of breaking up the no-no, and finished the night 2-4, with zero pulled hamstrings.
Fortunately, the “dancing statue” was not needed.
There's always parking at Jiffy Park
The Marlins new stadium in Miami is causing a stir for more than just the stupid “dancing statue” in center field.
The issue at hand is whether or not the Marlins should pay for the construction of parking lots for residents to use on game days. Neither the city, nor Fish ownership feel that they should foot the bill.